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National Restaurant Association Picks Joe Essa as Chair

The National Restaurant Association and its Educational Foundation announced their new slates of board officers and directors.Joe Essa, president and CEO of Wolfgang Puck Worldwide Inc., will serve as Chair of the National Restaurant Association, and Geoff Hill, Managing Director of Roark Capital Group, will serve as Chair of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

American Blue Ribbons Holdings Names Mark Spurgin SVP of Supply Chain

American Blue Ribbons Holdings, LLC announced the appointment of Mark Spurgin as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain for its four restaurant concepts and award-winning bakery company.“We’re excited about the addition of Mark Spurgin to our senior leadership team at American Blue Ribbon Holdings,” says ABRH Chief Executive Officer Craig Barber.

Women’s Foodservice Forum Unveils 2019 Board of Directors

The Women’s Foodservice Forum announced new executive committee leaders and incoming board members for 2019. Each noted leader represents a global brand collaborating under the expanded, bold WFF mission to equip the food industry with data-driven strategies to eliminate barriers to women’s advancement and Lead The Way to gender equity.

Women’s Foodservice Forum Expands Leadership Team

For almost three decades, Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF,) has been the leadership development resource for women in the Food Industry, the nation’s second-largest private sector employer.With women’s workplace progress stalled across industries despite their increased pursuit of higher education and skill building, WFF is expanding its mission to include both women’s leadership development and providing strategies to the food industry to eliminate barriers, accelerate advancement, and Lead The Way to gender equity with data-driven solutions.

Study: Injured Workers Miss an Average of 30 Days

Injuries to restaurant workers cause employees to miss an average of 30 days from work, according to claims data analyzed by AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., the nation’s fourth largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance.